Monday, May 16, 2011

The Countdown. . .

True Colors: A Palette of Collaborative Art Journals
A Somerset Studio Publication

As the countdown to The Summer of Color begins, I wanted to share with you what I believe to be a must-have in any art lover's book collection. It is a favorite of mine, and one which has given me hours of inspiration over the last several years.

If you're not familiar with it, True Colors was published by Somerset Studio back in 2003. As event originator Lynne Perrella states in her introduction to the book, "One Saturday morning, in Spring 2001, I got the idea to gather a group of journal artists together to explore the significance of color in our lives. I suspected these artists had an equal regard and appreciation for the topic and would relish an opportunity to express and share their observations"(p. 7). In the end, not only did fourteen other amazing artists sign up to participate, but a beautiful book full of color and creativity was developed showcasing their results. 

If you're eager for our event to begin and want to get a jump start on your color journey, I highly encourage you to check it out. Of course, you need not have the book in order to participate, but if you find that you must have it like I did, you can find the direct link here

Only three weeks left until our own exploration of color through The Summer of Color blog event. . . check back next Monday to watch one of the most amazing videos of a group of artists working with color that I have ever seen . . .

Kristin xo

10 comments:

scrapwordsmom said...

I have seen this book but haven't read it...I will check it out! Looking forward to your colorful event, Kristin.

I am wearing my JOY necklace today. Just want you to know how much it means to me and fills my heart with JOY!!:)

Lizzy has the FAITH one.

You are the best.

Love,
Leslie

Emakesart said...

Kristin, I LOVE that book!! Isn't it so darn amazing and inspiring? Now I need to dig it out and charge myself up with some color inspiration to get ready for The Summer of Color!!!! woohoo!!! And I just wrote a lil' bit about "THE Event" on my blog!

xoE

Joyce said...

Love this book! Looking forward to our "colorful" adventure.

JessiVille said...

Kristin, I have and love this book! I'm going to have to do some digging today to find it tho, lol! As the date gets closer I will do a post with links on your event - can't wait! (of course your Summer of Color button is already up) Jessi xox

Millie said...

WooWhoo!! I love the book and just can't wait!!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I will have to check that book out for sure! I am really looking forward to the Summer of Color. So much fun! :) Thank you tons for visiting my blog & following. I love making new art friends. Hope you are having a great week Kristin!!

Lesley said...

3 weeks to go - can't wait!

eMiLy ChAnG said...

I dont think they sell the book at where i live :L anyway, great post,as usual! :) x

joanna said...

Next time I visit the US I'll check out this book :) ps. can't wait for the summer of colour to begin Kristin!
xoxo

Emakesart said...

Hi again! I'm more than happy to help spread the word! And you met Patricia (wax queen, lol!)? how cool! I can't wait until class tomorrow. And I didn't even think how yummy the room would smell! I'm sooo excited! Yay! I will let you know how it goes. Hopefully I won't make too much of a mess of my canvases. ha!

xoE